Corrected entry: When the king knocks on the door, Semmi answers it and behind him is a bookcase. He slams the door shut when he sees the king. When he reopens the door there is no bookcase.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Akeem is in the royal bath, the girl is holding her breath under water for an extremely long time, before she just pops up and says her line, and with no signs of being out of breath no less.
Corrected entry: While hosting the black awareness rally, when Mr. Mcdowell's daughter Lisa is about to give a speech, Mr Mcdowell exclaims, "Be sure to put in a plug about the new salad bar." There are numerous interior restaurant scenes, but there is no sign of any salad bar anywhere.
Corrected entry: When King Jaffe Joffer and company arrive at Cleo McDowell's home it is raining heavily outside yet when they walk into the house all of them are perfectly dry.
Corrected entry: Early in the film, the king says to his son "Oh, you have a moustache." The Queen says "it's been a year." Later in the film, Cleo McDowell says, "He has his own money" and shows Lisa a banknote with Akeem's face on it. He has a moustache. Even if Akeem's country had printed new notes that year, it is doubtful if the king, who would have had significant input into the process, would have continued not to notice his son's moustache.
Corrected entry: In the scene where they are at the basketball game, Hakeem and the others cheer for both teams. It shows one of the teams score and they cheer. Then the other team scores and then they cheer.
Corrected entry: Akeem asks the butler if he might be able to use the bathroom by himself for once. "Most amusing, sir" is the reply. The butler claps his hands and a large mirrored door opens by itself. If you look closely at the left of the screen, between the door and the wall it's adjoined to, you can easily see a crew member behind the door pulling it open.
Corrected entry: In the scene where James Earl Jones walks into McDowell's restraunt in search of Akeem, he asks Cleo Mcdowell where he is, after doing so he instructs his "assistant" Oha to give Cleo something for his trouble. Oha leaves a note on the counter and Cleo picks it up and looks at it and in the next scene, the note remains on the counter untouched.
Prince Akeem: Fascinating! Semmi, look at this! America is great indeed. Imagine a country so free, one can throw glass on the streets.